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THIS WEEK AT IMMANUEL

Sunday (10/2)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 6:00 pm—Youth Group Event

Saturday

  • 3:30 pm—Individual Confession & Absolution
  • 5:30 pm—Divine Service with Holy Communion

Sunday (10/9)

  • 9:00 am—Divine Service with Holy Communion
  • 10:30 am—Bible Class & Sunday School
  • 11:15 am—Church Council Meeting

IN OUR PRAYERS

HEALTH CONCERNS: Bernita Ashwill; Connie Bruns (cousin of Mary Appleby); Connie Coats; Lynn Corrie (friend of Arleigh Jones); Ellie Crawford (daughter of Laran Crawford); Darrell Ford: Lisa Hall (sister of Holly Wikoff); Rick Hardesty (family of the Hoels); Kim Hausman (friend of Ann Carroll); Deanna Henningsen (sister-in-law of Jerry & Joyce Alexander); Reuben Hostetler; Glenda Klim (sister-in-law of Irence Wattjes); John Lamkin (friend of Dave Slaughter); Kurt McDaniel (friend of Joan Vukelich); Joan Rahn; Emma Silver; Carolyn Stremming (sister-in-law of Arleigh Jones); Doris Threet (sister of Wanda Long); Irene Wattjes; Darrell Wattjes (son of Irene Wattjes); Lynn & Jane Whitson (parents of Mark Whitson); Brett Willoughby (friend of Matthew Waldrop).

DEATHS: Family of Reuben Hostetler

SEMINARY STUDENT: Gunnar Campbell, Preus Hasselbrook

DEACONESS STUDENT: Elizabeth (Fodor) Dobbelaire.

MISSIONARIES: The Jastram Family; The McDermott Family, The Dicke Family

HOMEBOUND: Bernita Ashwill; Leona Czerwonka; Janet Pollock; Ruth Sims; Glen Stumeier; Irene Wattjes.

MILITARY: Carl Crawford; Josh Dyer; Jeremy Gordon; Jack Leonard; Jake Lindgren; Raymond Longtin; Joey Pollock; Blake Stokes; Scott Walter.

THE ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEXT WEEK’S READINGS . . . Proverbs 25:6–14; Ephesians 4:1–6; Luke 14:1–11.

ABOUT THIS WEEK’S READINGS . . . A large funeral procession carrying the only son of a widow is confronted by another large procession, Jesus and His followers. Death and Life meet face to face at the gate of the city (Luke 7:11–17). Filled with compassion, Jesus comes into direct contact with our mortality in order to overcome it. He touches the coffin and speaks His creative words of life, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” Jesus does what is neither expected nor requested. For through Christ, God the Father “is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think” (Eph. 3:14–21). Jesus bore our death in His body that we may share in His resurrection. Even as Elijah stretched himself out three times over the Zarephath woman’s son (2 Kings 17:17–24), God stretched Himself out over us in the threefold application of His name in the baptismal water, breathing new and everlasting life into us. “To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

THOUGHTS ABOUT STEWARDSHIP . . . Ephesians 3:14–15 “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.” We have a Father in heaven. He cares for us. He knows how to give us all good things, beginning with our salvation in Christ Jesus. This knowledge frees us from worry and anxiety. Jesus returned to this theme again and again, and we should take Him at His Word.

THE ALTAR FLOWERS . . . were given by Greg & Celeste Nau to the glory of God for blessings received.

CID FALL PASTORS’ CONFERENCE . . . is this week, Monday, October 3–Wednesday, October 5, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, East Moline, IL. Pastor will be attending this mandatory meeting. In case of emergencies, you can reach him on his mobile phone, or contact one of the Elders.

OCTOBER BI-MONTHLY MISSION . . . is Sunday, October 2. October’s bi-monthly offering has been designated for CID Campus Ministries (given to one campus ministry per year on a rotation). This year’s offering will be given Wittenberg Lutheran Center at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. Checks may be made out to Immanuel Lutheran Church. An envelope will be placed in your member mailbox next week for your convenience. Your generosity is truly appreciated.

THE OCTOBER CALENDAR . . . with events, birthdays, and anniversaries is now available on the table across from the church mailboxes.

CONTRIBUTIONS & ATTENDANCE . . . Total YTD offerings $128,798.53; budgeted YTD offerings, $127,499.99. Average weekend attendance for September, 61.

JOIN US FOR A REFORMATION PARTY . . . on Sunday, October 30 at 5:30 pm as we celebrate the courage of Martin Luther and the early reformers as they sought to keep the Gospel pure. Invite your friends and family who haven’t been to church in awhile! Bratwurst will be provided, but keep an eye out in the narthex in the coming weeks for a sign-up sheet for German food that will be needed. If anyone has any German decorations (think beer steins, German flags, red/yellow/black decor) that they’d be willing to let us borrow for the evening, it would be appreciated. Please contact Lauren Braaten (260.438.0331) with questions or to volunteer to help. Danke!

JOIN US FOR LIFE CHAIN ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 . . . 2:00 pm–3:00 pm (gathering for prayer at 1:45 pm) at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 Charleston Ave, Mattoon, IL. Life Chain is a peaceful and prayerful pro-life witness held throughout the United States and Canada on the first Sunday of October on behalf of the lives lost each year to abortion. We will stand or sit in silent witness and prayer along Charleston Avenue in front of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mattoon. Please bring a lawn chair if you wish to sit for part or all of the hour. Signs will be available for participants to hold.

COME TO BIBLE CLASS . . . it is a perfect opportunity for older members to model ongoing Christian Education for the younger members as St. Paul instructs the older men and older women to do in Titus Chapter 2. We are studying the Wisdom of God found in the Book of Proverbs. Who doesn’t need the Wisdom of God in their lives? Join us.

SERVICES ONLINE . . . This video option will continue to be made available until our usual service times resume. You can access these online services in three places:

  1. On Immanuel’s Facebook page
  2. On Immanuel’s Website under the Sermons tab
  3. On Immanuel’s YouTube channel

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